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Olympics: Putin Says Russia is not 'Going After' Gays

Russia is not “going after” gays, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, defending a ban on “propaganda” about homosexuality that has brought criticism from the West ahead of the Winter Olympics.   The Kremlin hopes the games, starting on Feb. 7 in the city of Sochi on the Black Sea, will showcase Russia's modern face more than two decades after the Soviet Union collapsed.   Putin has identified himself closely with the $50-billion event and also pledged Russia will do...

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